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Georgia: Macon City Council Wants to Ban Your Guns
NRA-ILA ^ | September 12, 2011 | NA

Posted on 09/13/2011 10:09:46 AM PDT by neverdem


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Georgia: Macon City Council Wants to Ban Your Guns
 
Monday, September 12, 2011
 

A blatant act of disregard for Georgia’s Constitution and its statewide firearms preemption law is underway, driven by Macon City Councilman Virgil Watkins.

The Macon City Council Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss a city-wide gun ban, based on language from a Cook County, Illinois proposed gun ban.  The proposed ordinance would ban the future sale and ownership of all semi-automatic firearms outlined in the ordinance and would require current owners to either render their classified guns inoperable or surrender them to law enforcement officers within ninety days.

You can view a draft of the proposed ordinance here.

This overreaching effort to illegally enact local gun ordinances is an infringement of your Second Amendment rights.  We urge you to attend this meeting and tell the City Council members that you OPPOSE the banning of lawfully owned and purchased firearms.  This meeting will be held in the City Council Conference Room at Macon City Hall located at 700 Poplar Street in Macon.

If you are unable to attend, have your voice be heard by calling AND e-mailing the Council members before 4 p.m. this Thursday.  City Council members can be contacted by calling (478) 751-7260.  E-mails can be sent to each member by using the e-mail addresses below.

James E. Timley, President
James.timley@macon.ga.us

Larry Schlesinger, President Pro Tem
Larry.schlesinger@macon.ga.us

Rick Hutto, Ward 1
Rick.hutto@macon.ga.us

Lonnie Miley, Ward 1
Lonnie.miley@macon.ga.us

Elaine Lucas, Ward 1
Elaine.lucas@macon.ga.us

J. Michael Cranford, Ward 2
Mike.cranford@macon.ga.us

Ed DeFore, Ward 2
Ed.defore@macon.ga.us

Henry C. Ficklin, Ward 3
Henry.ficklin@macon.ga.us

Tom Ellington, Ward 3
Tom.ellington@macon.ga.us

Charles Jones, Ward 4
Charles.jones@macon.ga.us

Virgil Watkins Jr., Ward 4
Virgil.watkins@macon.ga.us

Lauren Benedict, Ward 5
Lauren.benedict@macon.ga.us

Nancy White, Ward 5
Nancy.white@macon.ga.us

Jamie Kaplan, Ward 5
Jamie.kaplan@macon.ga.us



Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=7074


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; cwii; donttreadonme; govtabuse; gunban; guncontrol; liberalfascism; lping; macon; policestate; rapeofliberty; shallnotbeinfringed; tarandfeathers; tyranny; unconstitutional

1 posted on 09/13/2011 10:09:55 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=7074


2 posted on 09/13/2011 10:21:30 AM PDT by houeto
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To: neverdem

I bet Buford Pusser would have a thing or two to say about this...


3 posted on 09/13/2011 10:24:05 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: neverdem

The azzholes never let up.


4 posted on 09/13/2011 10:28:11 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: neverdem

“......require current owners to either render their classified guns inoperable or surrender them to law enforcement officers within ninety days.”

The federal laws occupy the field of regulating such weapons,and such a city ordinance
may be freely disobeyed by citizens as illegally unconstitutional.


5 posted on 09/13/2011 10:29:40 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; El Gato; wardaddy; Squantos; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
BANG! In a state with a statewide firearms preemption law, this is a queer move. IMHO, it's either a political stunt for publicity by Virgil Watkins, or they want to collect the names of those who would protest it. Any other reason escapes me.

It's time for Georgia to go Constitutional carry. I spent over three years in Columbus in the early 1990s. As far as I know only concealed carry permits are registered.

6 posted on 09/13/2011 10:30:26 AM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

Yeah, I’m sure the criminals a will obey that law.


7 posted on 09/13/2011 10:32:04 AM PDT by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: neverdem
It's time for Georgia to go Constitutional carry.

GA isn't far from it. Carry licenses are shall-issue, statewide, and permit open carry.

8 posted on 09/13/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: neverdem

Mayor Robert Reichert

http://www.41nbc.com/news/elections/6767-mayor-robert-reichert-and-c-jack-ellis-talk-jobs-crime-and-consolidation

Notice the Obozo 2012 ad in the banner on the top of the page.

He is an Obamanista. No surprise here.


9 posted on 09/13/2011 10:34:59 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: neverdem

LOL, love some of the guns on the ban list (which they obviously lifted verbatim from the 1994 AWB). A lot of those are rare collector’s items now, and some never existed at all.


10 posted on 09/13/2011 11:01:43 AM PDT by jboot
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To: neverdem

In Georgia? Heart of the South? Good luck with that!


11 posted on 09/13/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: neverdem

Use those email addresses, people! Those in-boxes should get fried with emails.


12 posted on 09/13/2011 11:11:49 AM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: neverdem
From the linked PDF (first link in the article):
NOW THEREFORE, PURSUANT TO THE HOME RULE AUTHORITY OF THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS, AS VESTED IN IT BY THE ILLINOIS CONSITUTION OF 1970, HEREBY AMEND PORTIONS OF THE ORDINANCE, [...]

Now, why would a portion of a GA legislation reference as authoritative the IL Constitution?

13 posted on 09/13/2011 11:12:52 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Yeah, what the heck is going on in Georgia? Macon is a fair-sized city, though, and we know how all too often their mayors are little more than tin-pot dictator wannabees...

If GA does have statewide preemption, then this clown will be soon getting a stern letter from the AG, assuming that individual is worth their salt.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

14 posted on 09/13/2011 11:32:52 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: neverdem
based on language from a Cook County, Illinois proposed gun ban

Oh, that's such a great model to work from. /s

15 posted on 09/13/2011 11:48:31 AM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: Joe Brower
If GA does have statewide preemption,

Georgia has pre-emption, but it does not to my knowledge have any provision to punish overreaching local bureaucrats such as Florida recently passed. You can rest assured that if this unconsititutional and illegal regulations passes the local police will not be slow in enforcing it.

16 posted on 09/13/2011 11:51:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Joe Brower
Yeah, what the heck is going on in Georgia?

Georgia cities are hotbeds of (mostly black) democrats who as we all know have no respect for the constitution or individual rights.

17 posted on 09/13/2011 11:53:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (your own government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Joe Brower

>>The proposed ordinance would ban the future sale and ownership of all semi-automatic firearms outlined in the ordinance and would require current owners to either render their classified guns inoperable or surrender them to law enforcement officers within ninety days.<<

Yes, this is something that I have been talking about for the past five years. So let’s have some FReepers from Macon post pictures of their own personal collections. I’m sure we can do something to make it easy for the local prosecutor to get warrants for the SWAT teams and convictions from the juries. Or are we going to see some official announcements about how you lost your entire collection out at Lake Tobesofkee last fall.


18 posted on 09/13/2011 12:05:56 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: from occupied ga

I don’t see anything in the announcement that this law will only apply to Blacks. I am aware that gun control laws were primarily to keep Blacks from own personal firearms. But this time they want them from us Whites too.


19 posted on 09/13/2011 12:09:15 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are..)
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To: from occupied ga

GeorgiaCarry.Org will be on them like a duck on a June bug. I’ll bet they file suit before the ink is dry on Macon’s ordinance.


20 posted on 09/13/2011 12:19:33 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: B4Ranch
I don’t see anything in the announcement that this law will only apply to Blacks.

Given the demographics, it will apply roughly twice as much to blacks than whites, but that's neither here nor there.

This crap will most likely be slapped down by the courts in a big hurry. The fact that the racist idiot city council (seated by racist idiot voters) knows this foolishness is headed to the scrap heap just shows you the lack of regard they all have for the 2A and the US Constitution in general. But I suppose there aren't many votes to be had in addressing the true underlying reasons that Macon, like most GA cities, is a crime-ridden, third-world hellhole.

21 posted on 09/13/2011 12:49:18 PM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Joe Brower

How close is Athens to Macon? Seems someone needs a reminder.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 1:17:13 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.)
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To: Candor7
"The federal laws occupy the field of regulating such weapons,and such a city ordinance may be freely disobeyed by citizens as illegally unconstitutional."

Federal gun laws are unconstitutional and, therefore, unlawful. The Bill of Rights and Constitution as a whole are not a big ol' salad bar. You can't pick and choose.

23 posted on 09/13/2011 1:40:49 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: neverdem
The Macon City Council Public Safety Committee is scheduled to meet this Thursday, September 15, at 4:00 p.m. to discuss a city-wide gun ban, based on language from a Cook County, Illinois proposed gun ban.
Not to get technical, but I will. But that Crook County Gun Ban went into effect a few years ago -- and nobody noticed. It was passed in the dead of night and got one paragraph of coverage in the Chicago Tribune. I only found it by accident.

And not to be a party popper to the gun grabbers, but not one 'Assault Weapon' in Crook County was turned in 'to be destroyed'. And in all these years it hasn't been reported once, that a single person was arrested for violating ANY of those STOO-PID provisions.

So lots-o-luck Macon.

24 posted on 09/13/2011 2:00:47 PM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out consevatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Texas Fossil
Notice the Obozo 2012 ad in the banner on the top of the page.

When I checked it twice, it wasn't there. I think some of these images are transient.

25 posted on 09/13/2011 2:19:43 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

OK I should have figured the ads were not fixed in time.

Sorry, but the Obozo 2012 logo made me ill.


26 posted on 09/13/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Dead Corpse

That was Tennessee. Are you thinking of Kenessaw, GA?

Reading about the Battle of Athens, that was about corrupt voting. This is about a blanket ban and confiscation of all of the arms outlined.


27 posted on 09/13/2011 9:37:03 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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